ROTC + ROFL = Rob Riggle
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 (5:10 p.m.)
Frank Ockenfels, AP
Rob Riggle is about to pop: his muscles and his career. Already, Riggle’s comedy résumé reads like a best-of list from the past decade: two years on The Daily Show, a season on SNL and small but amusing roles in The Hangover, The Office and Arrested Development. Now, the brawny comedic actor is developing his own half-hour CBS comedy series with SNL writer emeritus Robert Smigel. You can still catch Riggle on the way up when he performs standup for three nights at the Palms’ Playboy Comedy Club.
- Rob Riggle
- Jan. 13-15, 8 and 10 p.m., $40-$80
- Playboy Comedy Club
- The Palms, 942-7777
Just don’t show up looking for the typical nerdy misfit tossing out self-loathing jokes. The strapping Riggle is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve who served in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan while on active duty. It’s an angle Riggle has used to great comedic effect—whether by intimidating interview subjects on Comedy Central or face-Tasing Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover. Next week, the Marine/actor/faux journalist will attempt to prove he can do observational humor, too. You wanna try to stop him?
Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.